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* When Vegeta and Nappa set course for Earth in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', they set the system on their "Attack Ball" space pods to put themselves into a state of sleep for most of the one-year journey.


* In ''Film/EventHorizon'', the crew of the rescue ships are kept in stasis in pods during the trip, though not for the usual reason: it is designed to paliate the lack of InertialDampening. When the ship accelerates, any human not in a fluid-filled pod will be squished into fine red paste. It's not clear how this acceleration affects other items in the ship, however.

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* In ''Film/EventHorizon'', the crew of the rescue ships are kept in stasis in pods during the trip, though not for the usual reason: it is designed to paliate palliate the lack of InertialDampening. When the ship accelerates, any human not in a fluid-filled pod will be squished into fine red paste. It's not clear how this acceleration affects other items in the ship, however.



* In ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' the astronauts sent through the wormhole spend most of the two-year trip to the wormhole (orbiting Saturn) in suspended animation.

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* In ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' the astronauts sent through the wormhole spend most of the two-year trip to the wormhole (orbiting Saturn) in suspended animation. They also carry human embryos as a Plan B for humanity's survival. [[spoiler:It's only halfway through the movie that the astronauts discover there is no Plan A to save the humans back on Earth.]]


* In Creator/TheBBC series ''Radio/{{Earthsearch}}'' and ''Earthsearch II'', relativity is never violated, as interstellar travel is only possible due to suspended animation.

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* In Creator/TheBBC series ''Radio/{{Earthsearch}}'' and ''Earthsearch II'', relativity is never violated, as interstellar travel is only possible due to suspended animation. However the starship the protagonists use was also designed as a GenerationShip because every year as a HumanPopsicle means they age a month.


* In Creator/TheBBC series ''Earthsearch'' and ''Earthsearch II'', relativity is never violated, as interstellar travel is only possible due to suspended animation.

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* In Creator/TheBBC series ''Earthsearch'' ''Radio/{{Earthsearch}}'' and ''Earthsearch II'', relativity is never violated, as interstellar travel is only possible due to suspended animation.

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* Heinlein also used the idea of "cold-sleep" as an optional way of shortening the long, boring months needed for a realistic interplanetary voyage. In ''Literature/BetweenPlanets'', the passengers on an interplanetary liner bound for Venus argue about whether to sign up for hibernation; the only apparent drawback (and the subject of an explicitly unanswerable bunk-room debate) is whether or not cold-sleep "stops the clock" on whatever lifespan you otherwise could have expected to have, or if it means that you miss out on that much of your allotted lifetime by spending it as a frozen quasi-corpse.
* But in ''Literature/TheRollingStones'', when the teenage twins want to make money on the family's vacation voyage to the Asteroid Belt by taking along a few AsteroidMiners in hibernation, their father vetoes it, pointing out that (in this novel's setting) only about seven in ten cold-sleep passengers will survive a lengthy voyage.


In TheBBC series ''Earthsearch'' and ''Earthsearch II'' relativity is never violated, meaning that interstellar travel is only possible due to suspended animation.

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In TheBBC *In Creator/TheBBC series ''Earthsearch'' and ''Earthsearch II'' II'', relativity is never violated, meaning that as interstellar travel is only possible due to suspended animation.


** The books explain that about a century before the series start there was interest in interstellar travel so ships built then (like the ''Dwarf'') had stasis booths. But, by Lister's time humanity had concluded there was nothing out there worth the effort of interstellar travel and focused on the solar system.

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** The books explain that about a century before the series start there was interest in interstellar travel so ships built then (like the ''Dwarf'') had stasis booths. But, But every SleeperStarship that was sent out found no habitable worlds and no sign of life in any solar system they had the delta-V to reach, and by Lister's the time of ''Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers'' humanity had concluded there was nothing out there worth the effort given it up as a waste of interstellar travel time and focused on the solar system.money. [[spoiler:Until they came up with a method of FasterThanLightTravel, anyway.]]


* Used in ''Literature/Dragonsdawn'', with necessary crew rotating in five-year shifts.

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* Used in ''Literature/Dragonsdawn'', ''Literature/{{Dragonsdawn}}'', with necessary crew rotating in five-year shifts.

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* The Eligius IV pops up in the fifth season of ''Series/The100''. It was an interstellar mining ship that used prisoner labor, with cryosleep used to help the prisoners and crew survive the journey.

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* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' followed up on this with another spacecraft discovered by the crew of the Enterprise-D in the 24th century. This was a primitive "cryosatellite" or "capsule" of roughly late 20th or early 21st century technology containing a vault with cryotubes. Several were empty, at least one experienced a [[CryonicsFailure cryo-failure]], and three contained [[HumanPopsicle human popsicles]], although unlike Khan and his followers, these were regular old un-augmented 20th century human beings who had died of natural causes and had been put in cryo-statis so their bodies would not decay, with the hope their condition could be reversed with more advanced medicine in the future. It works, but it's still a mystery how an orbital satellite with very limited propulsion wound up hundreds of lightyears from the Sol System.

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** At the end of ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', the ''Spirit Of Fire'''s crew goes into very, ''very'' long cryosleep, as a result of [[spoiler: using their slipstream drive as a bomb]]. In context, they go to sleep before ''VideoGame/{{HaloCombatEvolved}}, and wake up after ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}''.


* In the classic ECComics story "50 Girls 50," a crewman entrusted with setting the cryogenic controls on his ship exploits them to wake up early, unthaw women one at a time, and manipulate them into sexual relations until [[TheBluebeard he gets bored, murders his current "Eve," and moves on to another]]. Double- and triple-crosses ensue.

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* In the classic ECComics Creator/ECComics story "50 Girls 50," a crewman entrusted with setting the cryogenic controls on his ship exploits them to wake up early, unthaw women one at a time, and manipulate them into sexual relations until [[TheBluebeard he gets bored, murders his current "Eve," and moves on to another]]. Double- and triple-crosses ensue.

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** Marvel's ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'' basically cannibalized this figment of Astro's backstory and gave it to Arcturus Rann. Like Astro, he went into stasis for most of a space voyage only to find that the rest of the universe (well, Microverse) had discovered warp travel while he slept.


* The 2016 film ''Passengers'' is set on a starship making a 120-year journey, with automated robots running things and all the humans in hibernation. Problem is, for some reason two people wake up 90 years early and can't get their pods to work again.

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* The 2016 film ''Passengers'' ''[[Film/Passengers2016 Passengers]]'' is set on a starship making a 120-year journey, with automated robots running things and all the humans in hibernation. Problem is, for some reason two people wake up 90 years early and can't get their pods to work again.

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